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Regarding art theft :3

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:14 AM
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I had typed most of this up on my latest submission, but then I realised it would be best to just stick it in a journal. XD


Lately I've been noticing a lot of people have been putting the effort into taking my pics and coloring over them.
I've added noise over the pics for a long time to prevent that, but lately people do it anyways.
And I /know/ it must take forever to erase, because it covers the whole picture.
And then they still give me credit, but it's like, klfsjd why would I add noise over the pic if I was just gunna let you recolor it anyways? ;w;

So, just be warned, I will report you if I see it, I don't find that stuff okay. :U
The only pictures that it's okay is my early 2009 Warriors pictures. That's it.
And if credit isn't properly given I'll still report it.
(By properly, I mean a link to my DA, not just "Lines by Blue," or "Credit to BlueKyoKitty")


Also, making "lineart" out of my stuff is never okay, even for the stuff I said could be colored over.
Credit given or not, if you're passing around lineart of my work I will report you.


I know I've been given this reputation as someone who allows art theft, but I really don't find it okay, and I almost alway report it when I see it. When it's just people doing it to troll, yeah, I really don't care, I'll let them have their fun. But when it's people who arn't doing it to troll and really just don't know it's wrong, that's when I report them. owo


This is NOT to say, if you see a person recoloring my stuff that I want you to throw a huge fit at them.
Just send me a link and I'll deal with it.
Or, you could politely give them the link to this journal.
You don't have to do anything beyond that.
I posted this journal for the people who are already recoloring my stuff.
Not as an excuse to get you guys to go rage at people.
Also, if it's a "troll" just leave it be, say nothing, I don't really care all that much.





And I know that now that I'm finally sticking up for my art it's going to come back and bite me in the ass, as it always does.
But whatevah, I think this journal was needed at some point.


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:icongay-kid:
Gay-Kid Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good job with the noise! Wasn't impossible to remove though but still difficult as hell. That's a really good idea though. I'll have to think about that if someone tries to steal my stuff. Sorry about the art theft I'll inform you if I see any.
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mosspelt813 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well said. Art theft is never fun, especially when not credited. my art isn't good enough for some people who want to steal it, so its not a problem for me, but for internet sensations like you.. well, they don't get the pressure. i hope the uncredited stuff they use won't go any further!
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RobinCanisLupus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconslowclapplz:
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:iconjohnnycade7:
Johnnycade7 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
You shouldn't take art "theft" so seriously.
By the way, your artwork is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmiiroku:
Miiroku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I've never taken art theft seriously, which is why so much of my stuff has been recolored.
This isn't something that greatly bothers me, I mostly just let people do what they want, but I figured it was about time to at least let people know I'm not totally okay with it. XD

Any-hoo, thank you!
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DjNessa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
People that do that are haters cause your to awesome for them ;3 I hope they learn a thing or to from stealing :iconnotimpressedplz:
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clone5876 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg e.e know how u feel I constantly got my art stolen on a different drawing site called sketchfu. they would erase my signatures off my art work and repost it
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RainbowDashyMD Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty sure they're just trolls but I wanted to let you know anyway :iconhomophobic-blue: and :iconfuchsianes:
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:icongalaxy-pup:
Galaxy-Pup Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RainbowDashyMD Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] Your character and some of your art
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swapman6278 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
If I saw a work of stolen art I would gladly tell you about it AND report it but the thing is, I don't know how to report stuff :P
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Snow---wolf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Hey Blue I never recolor work by others but I know this person that doesn't have a deviantart account that does
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2135qmzr Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblookyokitteh:, :iconbigbossluna:, and this pic [link] are made of stolen art
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:iconrascal4488:
rascal4488 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope this doesn't come and bite you in the butt, I think that woud be stupid if it did.
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:iconmiiroku:
Miiroku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Ehh, it's already coming back to bite the booty, but I think in the long run it will end up being for the best. XD
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:iconrascal4488:
rascal4488 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Drat, oh well.
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LousterDaRooster Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
It's unfortunate that people have to be told that stealing art is wrong.
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:iconm7fire:
M7Fire Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I used to be an art thief and I know how people feel when I stole their art and claimed it as my own. it was very immature of me, pretty stupid too. I'm glad I eventually found my own talent.... regardless being porn ^^;
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:iconthats-bogus:
Thats-Bogus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um one of your trolls won't leave me alone... [link]
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:iconalbinareed:
AlbinaReed Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
when I talked to an art theif not too long ago I found her excuse pathedic but yet sad,

whatsherface:I only re-color beause it helps me become a better artist!but the art is mine!
Me:You just admitted you recolored the pictures like 5000 times
her:NO!I colored them theyre mine!
I swear people are so stupid now
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:iconthedragoninthecenter:
TheDragonInTheCenter Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What's "noise?"
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:icondogsteeth:
DogsTeeth Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kind of like a colored filter sort of thing. Makes the pixels harder to color over if someone where to take her MS paint pictures and just use the fill bucket.
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kalliat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yoouu.
Umm, I saw a group picture lineart of some warriors and it wasn't credited at all, not even with a name and I know nobody's allowed to make l/a so I'll go though my favs and find it and send you a link.
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TaiusQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"(By properly, I mean a link to my DA, not just "Lines by Blue," or "Credit to BlueKyoKitty")"

So...The big difference for you in art theft is someone typing in *Agoraphobic-Blue over "Lines are (c) to Agoraphobic-blue on dA" ? Because you just made the comparison that if they LINK THE PAGE, and make it so others don't have to type in the URL, suddenly it becomes acceptable.

Sounds pretty odd. Might want to rephrase that, since people will likely misunderstand it as: "OH HEY GUYS ITS FINE IF YOU COPY AND TRACE MY WORK AND USE MY OLD STUFF. JUST REMEMBER, LINK TO MY DA. :E "
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:iconmiiroku:
Miiroku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
They are free to just put "Lines (c) Agoraphobic-blue" >>
What I'm saying, is that putting "picture by Blue" or "picture by BlueKyoKitty", is no way for a person to give me credit, as not all that many people even know of who this "Blue" is, and it's giving no one any way to find my page.

I said it was okay to use like, seven of the pictures that I made over three years ago as lineart. Not my whole gallery, not everything anyone has ever made in Paint, only a couple very old, horribly drawn pictures that I made. People make lineart and offer it free to the public as long as credit is given, that's all I am doing with those couple of pictures.

Also, I didn't adressed tracing what-so-ever, only recoloring.
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Avarifina Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, I thought it was odd too X3
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Cattwo28 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Writer
I'm confused. Why not simply tell someone, who doesn't know it's wrong, that's it wrong and ask them to take it down nicely instead of just ninja reporting? I understand reporting on someone who is claiming it as theirs, legitimately stealing it (not a troll) and they understand it's wrong and are just hoping not to get caught. I'm confuuuused.
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:iconmiiroku:
Miiroku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I simply don't like commenting people it makes me hella nervouse to ask people to do anything. I'm extreamly shy and really just like drifting around unnoticed firing my reports from a distance. ;; (Mostly joking there)

If a person has a gallery filled with recolored stuff, I normaly do end up asking them to stop, though I don't keep track of things, so likely I will never know if it was taken down, so I normaly report it anyways. DA takes days to get to anything anyways, so if they planned to take it down, they would. ^^;
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:iconcattwo28:
Cattwo28 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Writer
Wow sorry for never replying to this. .-.

But that makes sense, I can understand being incredibly shy about it aha. xD
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:iconmiiroku:
Miiroku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Ignore that "commenting people" XD
I ment, "I don't like commenting. It makes..."
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:iconnashi-hime:
Nashi-Hime Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said, Blue.
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zeepastaX7 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
We can color over your 2009 work if we credit you right? (even though I probably won't do that even, I would just draw my own work because I respect you too much)
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:iconmiiroku:
Miiroku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
2009 Warriors art. So not all my gallery from 2009, just the Warriors. (And I've placed all my Warriors stuff in one folder, so it's easy to find X3)
And only some of the stuff from the first half of the year.
I'd probably ask someone to take something down if it was a peice I'd rather not be colored. XD
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zeepastaX7 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Alright, thanks so much! Also I used your style for two of my pictures, i'll give you the link in a second and see if it was alright I did so. I gave you credit, but if you want me to put it down i will. NOW! I MUST GO TALK TO CARROTS! X3, lol wut
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blueribbon9999 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely put, Blue.
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deer-jol Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep, 2 years ago (I was like 11 years old) I used to recolor mostly every picture made on MS paint by someone else.
I felt like a big artist but when I looked on the original pictures I told to myself that this is not me and deleted them all. I found that I have something like talent and started at drawing my own stuff.
I wasn't talentless but stupid and lazy before until I found my own style.
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FaceOfTheWild Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honestly find it disgusting how people think it's okay to even try to trace someone's work. It's like they don't think of the consequences.
"Another person drew this but I changed the colours so that makes it okay"- er, no it doesn't! It's called theft, people!
Sometimes people need to really think for once. They drive me up the wall.
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RockyGems Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Your comment reminds me of someone who tried to justify art theft by saying that they had "good taste" and people should be grateful to them :wtf:
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:iconrockygems:
RockyGems Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Here's an example of where I'm coming from [link]
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:iconfaceofthewild:
FaceOfTheWild Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can a comment that is against art theft be similar to a comment for art theft??
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:iconrockygems:
RockyGems Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
The thieves we encountered had similar logic.
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:iconfaceofthewild:
FaceOfTheWild Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What exactly are you trying to infer?
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:iconrockygems:
RockyGems Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
That art thieves are usually dumb kids who will use any excuse to get away with it.
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:iconbjanddoodle:
bjanddoodle Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Why are you being such a bitch?
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:iconrockygems:
RockyGems Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
How am I being a bitch?
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Jayflight200 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Now that's just mean. So what your saying is my little sister is just a dumb kid? My sister saw this and reported it to me. Some people are very sensetive like my sister.
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:iconbjanddoodle:
bjanddoodle Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Exactly.
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:iconrockygems:
RockyGems Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, does she steal art? She should know that's against the rules, and that you can get banned forever from deviantART for doing it. And no, you can't just make new accounts, those get banned too.

I'm sorry, but if she can't follow the rules, she really shouldn't be on this site.
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Ninjagirly Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She isn't saying that all little kids are dumb. She's just stating that the ART THIEVES are usually dumb kids.

So, unless your sister is an art thief(which I highly doubt). *RockyGemsCarly isn't saying she's a dumb kid.
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FaceOfTheWild Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you implying that I'm connected to the art thieves then? I can assure you that'd be the last thing I'd ever do.
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